Just What is Addiction Recovery?

Just What is Addiction Recovery?

Too often, people mistake abstinence from substance use (or other destructive behavior) as “recovery.”  While abstinence is the ticket that gets you into the theater, it is not the movie.  Many of the clients I see come to me with an alcohol or other drug problem and...
Trauma & Addiction: How It Can Be Treated

Trauma & Addiction: How It Can Be Treated

It is estimated that over 70% of those experiencing mental health and substance abuse problems have had a background of trauma. Experiencing trauma, whether as a victim or as a witness, has a profound impact on the brain and the body. Just what is trauma? Trauma is a...